We're excited to introduce you to Tulin, the owner and designer behind ooobaby, a company she started after adopting her daughter and realizing she couldn't find a bag that could go from 'office to playground'. In her own words, "ooobaby is a new generation of handbags designed thoughtfully to fuse exquisite craftsmanship with luxurious Italian leather in a classically stylish and practical design". We hope you enjoy getting to know her a little more!
1. What does the perfect morning look like to you?
- The perfect morning starts out with a great cup of Italian coffee and biscotti with my daughter and husband on our enclosed patio. I love anything alfresco!
2. What's your favourite thing about owning a small business?
- Freedom of expression is my favourite aspect of owning my small business.
3. What 3 words best describe your business?
- Independent, Canadian, Affordable Luxury
4. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to and why?
- I would travel to the 1920-30s as I absolutely love art deco!
5. What's your favourite holiday and why?
- My favourite holiday is Valentine's Day as I am a hopeless romantic and adore chocolate and red wine.
6. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
- In my apartment overlooking a Piazza in Italy.
7. What's the biggest problem your business solves for people?
- A practical yet stylish & luxurious bag to keep you organized at an affordable price.
8. What's your favourite family tradition?
- Movie night once a week with popcorn all together in bed!
9. What's your proudest moment in your business so far?
- When CBC & Jessi Cruickshank nominated me Top 5 Mom Businesses in Canada 2018.
10. If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
- Back to China to show my daughter where she was born.
We hope you enjoyed getting to know Tulin from ooobaby. Check out her website to view the full collection of luxurious leather bags.